Staff Transitions at Camp Susan Curtis
For many, the end of the year is a time of transition, reflection, and anticipation. As we approach the final weeks of 2022, we wanted to share a couple of important updates about the Camp Susan Curtis team.
Thank You, Isaac!
Over the past year, many of you have probably had a chance to connect with our phenomenal Camp Alumni Intern, Isaac Madore.
Believe it or not, Isaac has been involved with Camp Susan Curtis for more than a decade! He attended as a camper for six years before becoming a Camp Staff member for six years. For the past few summers, Isaac has been the CSC Leadership Development Coordinator, helping older campers build confidence in their ability to be leaders.
Isaac began working as the Camp Alumni Intern in November of 2021, and he has brought an incredible amount of value to the organization in this role. Not only is Isaac thoughtful and conscientious about his work, but he has always been willing to share invaluable perspective from his own camp experiences. We are so thankful for the time that Isaac has spent working with the Camp Susan Curtis team.
Isaac is now focusing on finishing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern Maine. He is just one semester away from completing his B.S. in Business Management.
As Isaac embarks on his next adventure, we’d love your help celebrating his impact on Camp Susan Curtis. Click the button below to write him a message!
While we are sad to say goodbye to Isaac, we are excited to welcome Andrew DeStaebler to the team as our Program Associate!
Andrew’s role is a new, full-time position that will take over for Isaac while also assuming additional responsibilities related to camp program support, including camper registration and camp staff recruitment. Andrew’s role will increase our capacity to provide support and follow up with referral partners and camper families to improve the accessibility of our program for those most in need.
Born and raised in Rye, New York, Andrew moved to Maine to attend Colby College. After graduating in 2019 with a degree in American Studies, Andrew pursued his interest in Outdoor Education. He has worked as a Field Teacher at the W. Alton Jones Environmental Ed Center in Rhode Island, as an assistant teacher at the Pine Grove School in Falmouth, and most recently as a Kindergarten teacher at Ketcha Outdoors in Scarborough. Through these positions, he saw the many positive impacts that exploring the outdoors can have on kids and believes that these experiences should be accessible to all.
Andrew currently lives in Portland with three roommates, and in his free time, he loves to surf at Scarborough Beach, play Left Field on his slow pitch softball team, and play music with his friends.
Welcome to the Camp Susan Curtis team, Andrew!
“Something I learned from camp this year is one, to be more mature so I can be the best role model possible for younger campers. Another thing I learned was to use my voice more and to be less shy, this will help me in the future by being able to speak up not only for myself but for my friends and people who need someone to speak up for them.”
- CAMPER EMILY